100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition. The insanely hardcore hoodie designed to outlive you.
Our 100 Year Hoodie is as soft as your favourite cotton sweater, but built from the same materials found in spacesuits, body armour and aircraft carriers. We’ve taken aramid fibres with a strength to weight ratio five times stronger than steel and spun them into a super soft knit to make the most indestructible hoodie you’ve ever worn. Made from a highly technical industrial fabric, the colour of each hoodie is unique and unrepeatable. Instead of putting it through the normal dyeing process, we’ve left the fabric’s aramid fibres in their raw state, which is a pale yellow. As they’re exposed to sunlight they darken to a shade of ochre, giving you an aged and lived-in look within days. This process of sun-dyeing means that even the same hoodie can look different from one day to the next. Lines, markings and colour shadings that emerge and fade each day, are all part of its unique character telling the story of its journey.
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Made from DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre, the 100 Year Hoodie is designed to look and feel exactly like any other hoodie in your wardrobe, but last your entire lifetime. It’s soft and breathable but highly resistant to rips and abrasion. So unless you’re saving up for cryogenic suspension, this hoodie should outlive you. The material can survive at extreme temperatures ranging from 300°C to -200°C. The same as you’d find on the poles of Mars and the surface of Mercury. Back on earth we’ve dragged it over rocks, tarmac, and through the sea and failed to destroy it. If there's a tougher hoodie out there, our 100 Year Hoodie is ready to beat the crap out of it and steal its crown.
- 100% Kevlar® Fleece fabric
- 100% Kevlar® Rib at cuffs, hem and underarm panelling
- The fabric will change colour in reaction to daylight and direct sunlight
- Fully lined hood
- Rubberised zip with puller
- Heavy duty drawcord with rubberised ends
- Front kangaroo pocket with cover-stitch detailing
- Cool wash max temp 40°
- Slight shrinkage may occur after washing
- Tumble dry on low
We shot the 100 Year Hoodie on speed flyer, kitesurfer and climber Murray Smith, who is 5ft 9 / 175cm and wearing size small. The fit is loose and relaxed and is true to size. Slight shrinkage may occur after washing.
And don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no hassle 30 day return and exchange period.
Watch the 100 Year Hoodie in action
Over 24 hours we threw as much shit at our hoodie as we could. It was dragged at high speed on tarmac, over rocks, through rivers, behind a motorbike, a 4x4 and a speed boat. It was hit with sparks from an angle grinder and dried with a blow torch. The hoodie is so tough we didn’t even bother to bring a spare one.
Constructed in Europe. Milled in the US.
The fabric we've used for the 100 Year Hoodie is 100% Kevlar® fibre - we've not combined it with other fabrics or hidden it beneath other layers. The only other materials you'll find in the hoodie are the rubberised zip and durable draw cords which are more like rope in their texture and thickness, and are finished with heat moulded rubberised ends.
The fit and feel
The idea for this hoodie was always to make it look and feel exactly like any other hoodie in your wardrobe. So it’s designed to have a loose relaxed fit with a soft feel. While it uses industrial strength fibres, you simply wouldn’t know it until someone told you, or you put it to the test. The inside of the hoodie is extra soft with a cushioned fleece-like feel.
Looks better every day you wear it
We’ve left the fabric’s aramid fibres in their raw state, which is a pale yellow colour. As they’re exposed to sunlight they rapidly darken, giving you an aged and lived-in look within days. This process of sun-dyeing means that even the same hoodie can look different from one day to the next. Lines, markings and colour shadings that emerge and fade each day, are all part of its unique character telling the story of its journey.
Guaranteed even on Mars
Kevlar® can survive at temperatures ranging from 300°C to -200°C. The same as you’d find on the poles of Mars and the surface of Mercury. So on the off chance you end up on a rocket with Elon Musk to Mars, the hoodie comes with a multi planet guarantee. In the meantime we’re quietly confident it can survive the 2,000 washes, 4,000 wears and 100 accidents it needs to before you’re done.
Part of our 100Y range: clothes that grow old with you
Some of our favourite pieces of sports gear are the ones we’ve spent half our life with. They might be full of holes, sun bleached, limping along like a loyal old dog, and constantly under threat of being thrown by whoever you share your wardrobe with, but you love them because they’ve been with you on your craziest adventures. Our 100Y range is kit built to last 100 years and be passed down to the next generation.Read more
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The hoodies are available in the natural yellow color of the fiber or darker charcoal called “granite”. Either way, they’re designed to age with class, changing color slightly over time and developing that worn in but never worn out look that all your best gear gets.
Designed to capture a quality lost in the era of fast fashion and disposable Zara-infused wardrobes: durability.
Vollebak, the brand that brought you the extreme relaxation hoodie, is back with another sportswear invention. Called “The Hundred Year Hoodie,” it’s designed to not only be durable enough to last all your adventures, but also be passed down to the next generation - basically, its created outlive you.
Do you really need a garment that can handle being charred by a blow torch? Unless you’re a dressed-down version of James Bond, no. Might you want one, anyway? Hell yes.